VCT 2022 Stage 2 Challengers: Schedule, Teams, Streams & More

VCT Stage 2 is about to get started for both NA and EMEA regions; let's see what the game is all about now.
VCT EMEA Stage 2
This will be the last chance for many big names. | © Riot Games

We're fresh off OpTic absolutely dominating the VCT Stage 1 Masters tournament, and there's another stage waiting around the corner, which is the final chance for many teams to prove themselves. Even though the tournament will run in the same format as VCT Stage 1, there's a totally different vibe, and some teams are super serious about it, like Sentinels that decided to change their roster last minute.

But without further ado, let's see who we can watch in the last VCT Challengers tournaments this year and what the stakes actually are!

VCT Stage 2 Challengers: North America

Teams

As of yet, we do not have a complete list of all the teams that will be participating in VCT Stage 2 Challengers for the NA region, as Open Qualifiers are still ongoing and will conclude on May 8. This is what the list currently looks like:

TeamRosterQualified From

The Guard

neT, valyn, JonahP, Sayaplayer, trentVCT Stage 1
OpTic GamingMarved, yay, Victor, crashies, FNSVCT Stage 1
Cloud9Xeppaa, Vanity, xeta, mitch, leafVCT Stage 1
XSETAYRIN, BcJ, dephh, zekken, CryocellsVCT Stage 1

FaZe Clan

dicey, supamen, poised, POACH, babybayOpen Qualifiier #1
NRGs0m, eeiu, tex, hazed, EthanOpen Qualifiier #1

TSM

corey, Subroza, gMd, Rossy, sevenOpen Qualifiier #1
Luminosity Gamingmoose, dazzle, TiGG, mada, bdogOpen Qualifiier #1
SentinelsShahZam, dapr, TenZ, Sick, KanpekiOpen Qualifiier #2
100 ThievesAAasuna, stellar, Derrek, Will, bangOpen Qualifiier #2
Evil Geniuses

Reformed, jawgemo, C0M, Apotheon

Open Qualifiier #2
Ghost GamingNiSM0, aproto, koalanoob, brawk, johnqtOpen Qualifiier #2


Prize Pool

As was the case during Stage 1, the Prize Pool for the NA Challengers tournament will be $200,000, and two slots for the next Masters event. It will be distributed as follows:

PlaceMoney PrizeVCT Circuit Points
1st$50,000VCT Masters slot (125 minimum)
2nd$32,000VCT Masters slot (125 minimum)
3rd$26,00055
4th$20,00050
5th/6th$14,00045
7th/8th$10,00040
9th-12th$6,00035

Full Schedule

Here are all the Group Stage games for the VCT Stage 2 Challengers NA:

DateMatch
13.05, 10:00 PM CESTThe Guard vs 100 Thieves
14.05, 01:00 AM CESTLuminosity Gaming vs Sentinels
14.05, 10:00 PM CESTOpTic Gaming vs FaZe Clan
15.05, 01:00 AM CEST

XSET vs Ghost Gaming

15.05, 10:00 PM CESTNRG vs TSM
16.05, 01:00 AM CESTCloud9 vs Evil Geniuses
20.05, 10:00 PM CESTFaZe Clan vs Luminosity Gaming
21.05, 01:00 AM CESTGhost Gaming vs The Guard
21.05, 10:00 PM CESTTSM vs 100 Thieves
22.05, 01:00 AM CESTEvil Geniuses vs Sentinels
22.05, 10:00 PM CESTOpTic vs Cloud9

23.05, 01:00 AM CEST

XSET vs NRG

27.05, 10:00 PM CESTThe Guard vs TSM
28.05, 01:00 AM CESTLuminosity Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
28.05, 10:00 PM CESTSentinels vs OpTic Gaming
29.05, 01:00 AM CEST100 Thieves vs XSET
29.05, 10:00 PM CESTFaZe Clan vs Cloud9
30.05, 01:00 AM CESTGhost Gaming vs NRG Esports
03.06, 10:00 PM CESTThe Guard vs XSET
04.06, 01:00 AM CESTEvil Geniuses vs OpTic Gaming

04.06, 10:00 PM CEST

Sentinels vs FaZe Clan
05.06, 01:00 AM CESTTSM vs Ghost Gaming
05.06, 10:00 PM CESTNRG Esports vs 100 Thieves
06.06, 01:00 AM CESTCloud9 vs Luminosity Gaming
10.06, 10:00 PM CEST

XSET vs TSM

11.06, 01:00 AM CESTFaZe Clan vs Evil Geniuses
11.06, 10:00 PM CESTNRG Esports vs The Guard
12.06, 01:00 AM CEST100 Thieves vs Ghost Gaming
12.06, 10:00 PM CESTSentinels vs Cloud9
13.06, 01:00 AM CESTOpTic Gaming vs Luminosity Gaming

Streams

All matches will be streamed on the official Valorant Twitch channel:


VCT Stage 2 Challengers: EMEA

Contrary to the NA region, we already know all the participants of the EMEA Stage 2 Challengers. Actually, apart from the match schedule, we know virtually everything about the tournament so far.

Teams

No surprises for the EMEA region; all of these teams should be very familiar to any Valorant esports enthusiast. However, we have one new interesting team — FOKUS, an international mix that contains players from Germany, Norway, Finland, Denmark & UK.

It's also worth mentioning that Acend, Fnatic and LDN UTD will have new rosters for this tournament.

TeamRosterQualified From
FunPlus PhoenixZyppan, ardiis, Shao, SUYGETSU, ANGE1VCT Stage 1
G2 Esportsmixwell, nukkye, AvovA, hoody, MeddoVCT Stage 1
Team LiquidScreaM, L1NK, Jamppi, Nivera, soulcasVCT Stage 1
AcendcNed, starxo, zeek, vakk, MONSTEERRVCT Stage 1
Guild EsportsSayf, koldamenta, Russ, trexx, LeoVCT Stage 1
M3 Champions (former Gambit Esports)nAts, Chronicle, d3ffo, Sheydos, RedgarVCT Stage 1
Natus VincereCloud, Duno, Jady, 7ssk7, dinkzjVCT Stage 1

BBL Esports

pAura, Turko, AsLanM4shadoW, aimDLL, QutionerXVCT Stage 1
FnaticBoaster, Mistic, Derke, Enzo, AlfajerVCT Stage 1
LDN UTDBoo, feqew, MOLSI, Destrian, hypeVCT Stage 1
BIGTwisten, AslaN, gob b, Obnoks, KaspeVCT EMEA Promotion
FOKUSbuncher, vong, iluri, YaBoiLewis, JUGiVCT EMEA Promotion

Prize Pool

Again, no changes to the prize pool; it's exactly the same as during VCT Stage 1 – €200,000 and 3 VCT Masters slots. Here's what the distribution will look like:

PlaceMoney PrizeVCT Circuit Points
1st€40,000VCT Masters slot (125 minimum)
2nd€30,000VCT Masters slot (125 minimum)
3rd€22,000VCT Masters slot (125 minimum)
4th€18,00075
5th/6th€15,00065
7th/8th€12,00055
9th/10th€10,00045
11th/12th€8,00040

Full Schedule

Here are all the Group Stage games for the VCT Stage 2 Challengers EMEA:

DateMatch
13.05, 04:00 PM CESTBBL Esports vs Natus Vincere
13.05, 07:00 PM CESTOG LDN UTD vs Acend
14.05, 04:00 PM CESTFnatic vs FunPlus Phoenix
14.05, 07:00 PM CESTTeam Liquid vs BIG
15.05, 04:00 PM CESTGuild Esports vs M3 Champions
15.05, 07:00 PM CESTG2 Esports vs FOKUS
20.05, 04:00 PM CESTBBL Esports vs Team Liquid
20.05, 07:00 PM CESTOG LDN UTD vs Fnatic
21.05, 04:00 PM CESTFunPlusPhoenix vs G2 Esports
21.05, 07:00 PM CESTBIG vs Guild Esports
22.05, 04:00 PM CESTNatus Vincere vs M3 Champions
22.05, 07:00 PM CESTFOKUS vs Acend
27.05, 04:00 PM CEST

Team Liquid vs Guild Esports

27.05, 07:00 PM CESTOG LDN UTD vs G2 Esports
28.05, 04:00 PM CESTBIG vs Natus Vincere
28.05, 07:00 PM CESTAcend vs Fnatic
29.05, 04:00 PM CESTBBL Esports vs M3 Champions
29.05, 07:00 PM CEST

FOKUS vs FunPlus Phoenix

03.06, 04:00 PM CESTAcend vs G2 Esports
03.06, 07:00 PM CESTNauus Vincere vs Team Liquid
04.06, 04:00 PM CESTBIG vs M3 Champions
04.06, 07:00 PM CESTOG LDN UTD vs FunPlus Phoenix
05.06, 04:00 PM CESTBBL Esports vs Guild Esports
05.06, 07:00 PM CESTFOKUS vs Fnatic
10.06, 04:00 PM CESTAcend vs FunPlus Phoenix
10.06, 07:00 PM CESTM3 Champions vs Team Liquid
11.06, 04:00 PM CESTNatus Vincere vs Guild Esports
11.06, 07:00 PM CESTFOKUS vs OG LDN UTD
12.06, 04:00 PM CEST

BIG vs BBL Esports

12.06, 07:00 PM CESTFnatic vs G2 Esports


Stream

You'll be able to watch all the VCT Stage 2 Challengers EMEA games on the official Valorant Twitch channel.

Just as for NA, the games should start on May 13, and end on June 26.